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A really great read that covers the amount of refrigeration in China and America, the concept of the cold chain, the story of a Chinese dumpling magnet, and how the way China eats might impact the climate. What do Chinese Dumplings have to do with Global Warming. Fascinating. Especially the anecdote that fridges simply “serve as cleaner, colder trash bins.” Of course then there is the food safety of a pre-cold chain food system: 

“These statistics translate into scenes that would concern most American food-safety inspectors. In Shanghai, for example, one large pork processor has no refrigeration system; instead, it does all its slaughtering at night, when the temperature is slightly cooler, in a massive shed with open sides to allow for a cross breeze. The freshly disemboweled pigs hang for hours in the smoggy air.”

A really great read that covers the amount of refrigeration in China and America, the concept of the cold chain, the story of a Chinese dumpling magnet, and how the way China eats might impact the climate. What do Chinese Dumplings have to do with Global Warming. Fascinating. Especially the anecdote that fridges simply “serve as cleaner, colder trash bins.” Of course then there is the food safety of a pre-cold chain food system: 

These statistics translate into scenes that would concern most American food-safety inspectors. In Shanghai, for example, one large pork processor has no refrigeration system; instead, it does all its slaughtering at night, when the temperature is slightly cooler, in a massive shed with open sides to allow for a cross breeze. The freshly disemboweled pigs hang for hours in the smoggy air.”

The vacant presidency

Good, powerful, albeit depressing Sunday read. 

Ranking all 30 MLB ballparks

This just makes me feel like I haven’t seen enough baseball in the past 10 years. Ugh. Most striking to me is how in 3 years between 1989 and 1992 you can go from Skydome (you’re damn right we’re not calling it Rogers Center) in Toronto to Camden Yards in Baltimore. How did design change so quickly there? And secondly, the biggest crime in sports is the naming of stadiums in the sponsorship era. 

gtmagazine:

The Real McCoy’s

The brainchild of Hitoshi Tsujimoto, The Real McCoys was the product of Mr Tsujimoto’s transition from vintage collector and dealer, to designer, recreating some of the classic military styles from his collection.

Backed by a core team of Japanese master craftsmen, The Real McCoys recreate the uninhibited, rational and innovative clothing of America in the 1940s and 1950s with an astonishing level of detail, focusing on American military apparel.

With a rich and varied pool of inspiration to draw from, overlooked details from Military history are given the recognition they deserve, from classic camouflage design, to forgotten graphics and ingenious pieces of functional design.

Serving as a fitting vehicle for this ode to a bygone era, each TRM piece is executed to the highest standard, from jersey tees constructed on traditional loop-wheeling machines, to heavy duty herringbone canvas and meticulously sourced hardware.

Online now, head to END Clothing’s The Real McCoys section to take a look at the first from this incredible Japanese imprint.

(via thebengalstripe)

5 Best Things about 2014’s Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark
5. The writer clearly doesn’t like Australians given the large amount of mockery the film lays on the country’s military. But why? 
4. The mechanical shark talks? And his name is Nero. And he’s ready for a sequel. 
3. Debbie Gibson plays the shark scientist/expert reprising her role from Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus from what looks like a nightclub that switched out the glassware for science-y beakers. 
2. Spoiler alert, when a giant shark explodes it seems to be made from a salad of old canned tomatoes and yellow lettuce. 
1. There is a scene where one of the main characters actually jumps the shark. 

5 Best Things about 2014’s Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark

5. The writer clearly doesn’t like Australians given the large amount of mockery the film lays on the country’s military. But why? 

4. The mechanical shark talks? And his name is Nero. And he’s ready for a sequel. 

3. Debbie Gibson plays the shark scientist/expert reprising her role from Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus from what looks like a nightclub that switched out the glassware for science-y beakers. 

2. Spoiler alert, when a giant shark explodes it seems to be made from a salad of old canned tomatoes and yellow lettuce. 

1. There is a scene where one of the main characters actually jumps the shark. 

popculturebrain:

Trailer: 'Tusk' - Sept 19

Written and directed by Kevin Smith, starring Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Johnny Depp.

I think the tone is kind of off here, but it could be an enjoyable watch on VOD. If nothing else, I admire Kevin Smith for his persistent vision.

The evolution from Mall Rats to this is pretty insane.